'86 4k Clutch and brakes
clerick44 at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 7 08:43:50 EST 2002
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On my '86 4kq, my clutch pedal doesn't return all the way up. Some tim=
es it will, but only under acceleration, then it will come all the way up. =
It's only the last inch or so, it seems to be hangin up that last bit. If=
i coax it up with my toe it gently *pops* back up. I also have started to=
notice that the brakes are getting mushy and soft. I have this sunday sla=
ted for a complete flush and clean new fluid. I figure that the fluid hasn=
't been more then topped off in it's 179,000 miles. Could these two issues=
Correct me if i am wrong, but doesnt the clutch master cylinder get it'=
s fluid from the brake master cylinder via a crappy little hose? On my car=
it does at least. Would it make sense to "clean out" the clutch master cy=
linder when i do the brakes?
Lastly, some of the know-it-all's at the local Checker were saying that=
i should use DOT 4, because that is what the car came with and is better t=
han DOT3. ??? I thought i had DOT3 from der factory? If so, does it make=
s sense to convert?
Thank you all again,
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